Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
1Causing feelings of embarrassment or awkwardness.
- ‘one of his cringey attempts at camaraderie’
- ‘cringey sex scenes’
2Servile or timid; cringing.
obsequious, sycophantic, excessively deferential, subservient, fawning, toadying, ingratiating, unctuous, oily, oleaginous, greasy, grovelling, cringing, toadyish, slavish, abject, craven, humble, Uriah Heepish, self-abasingeasily frightened, lacking courage, fearful, apprehensive, afraid, frightened, scared, faint-hearted
- ‘he was cringey and smarmy when Carstairs was there and called him all sorts of horrible names when he wasn't’
- ‘they are fearful of losing their jobs, cringey to their bosses and to those in power’
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